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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, 7:10 p.m.

A Garfield man wanted for shooting a man two months ago was arrested on Wednesday by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.

George Johnson, 25, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. at a home on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg, said Steve Frank, a deputy marshal and task force member.

Johnson is charged with attempted homicide and related crimes for a shooting that occurred Oct. 15 in the 5400 block of Columbo Street in Garfield, Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel M. Herrmann said.

Johnson is accused of wounding Thomas Bey, who was shot in the leg and thigh as he stood in a doorway.

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